A Sorbetto Conundrum (A Letter to Talenti)

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Dear Talenti,

talenti-teaser2Hello. I think your gelato is delicious, and on a splurge might buy some more in the future. I also might tell my friends your gelato is good. But I want to be sure they don’t run into problems.

Upon arriving at the grocery store, faced with dozens of gelato choices, I selected yours, despite most of the canisters being covered in ice, suggesting there may have been a refrigeration problem. Continue reading “A Sorbetto Conundrum (A Letter to Talenti)”

How To Live Eclipse-Free! (or, Give Me Your Eyeballs, Part 2017)


Kudos to NASA for pulling off that thing making the sun disappear this week! Just goes to show, you never know! What will disappear next?

Unfortunately, the darkness prompted wildlife in my yard to grow unusually bold, but there were no injuries.

Like a big cloud on a sunny beach day, the Monday moon created a largish shadow over fourteen states in the U.S.. The event, modeled after rare natural occurances, Continue reading “How To Live Eclipse-Free! (or, Give Me Your Eyeballs, Part 2017)”

The Fisher (Sighting: Westerly, RI, 2017)

I had a fisher on my back porch last night. It chased my cat right into the screened-in porch. The cat smartly scooted under the couch but not before hollering for me.

I heard her and came out from my room, and there was a very large “cat,” something odd about it … which had obviously chased her in, causing her to yell to get my attention – While I was immediately concerned for my cat and was looking for her (but she was under the couch), I didn’t really examine this supersized “cat” that was standing there waiting for me to tell it to go away. I went for a quick flashlight grab, returned, and the fisher was sniffing the bottom of the couch. I figured it out immediately and said “Get out of here!” and the animal departed quickly.

It was maybe ten last night. I’m in Westerly, RI, on the river Continue reading “The Fisher (Sighting: Westerly, RI, 2017)”

The Meaning of Life (The Galaxy Song!)

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Who’s in your refrigerator?

The Galaxy Song (Idle, Du Prez) (1983)

Whenever life gets you down, Mrs. Brown …
And things seem hard or tough
And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft
And you feel that you’ve had quite enough!

Just remember that you’re standing on a planet that’s evolving
And revolving at 900 miles an hour Continue reading “The Meaning of Life (The Galaxy Song!)”

Time and Distance; Nature Cat And a Real Live Mouse (A Tiny Documentary)

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In “Everything Theory” we sometimes talk in complicated ways about simple things. Everything Theory is about Nature, though, and as a philosopher, I like to think Nature is not too complicated for us mortal non-scientists to understand. It’s a simple philosophy: Nature wouldn’t work if animals didn’t know what they were supposed to do!

I’m guilty of complicating it, while trying to unravel nature’s messages, in recent posts about “Everything,” one of my most loved topics.

Then I got a cat. Things got simple again!

TitanicFor example, I used the Titanic to illustrate how time and distance are bound together, like one thing, and there’s nothing we can do about it, even when it’s life or death.

The Titanic is a terrific example, and it’s freezing at the end of the story made for a strong analogy to the inescapable character of time. “If we could manipulate time and distance,” I eloquently wrote, “we would have, and all these statistics would be different.” My treatment of the topic – time and distance – I thought, was a little elaborate, but thorough.

Then I saw what the cat did. Continue reading “Time and Distance; Nature Cat And a Real Live Mouse (A Tiny Documentary)”

How 2 Bloody Write Good (or, Funny Is The New Serious!)

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These days it’s hard to make it all work on a writer’s salary. But studying the great authors, it’s clear needing a day job is nothing new. For example, some of history’s greatest wordsmiths worked as lumberjacks, as evidenced by the following old manuscript:

“I’m a lumberjack and I’m okay
I sleep all night and I work all day!”

– Monty Python

My friend Bill, an important businessman, though not actually a lumberjack, told me I should be funny more. Not that I wasn’t already funny, but that I should take it more seriously! Continue reading “How 2 Bloody Write Good (or, Funny Is The New Serious!)”

I Don’t Know What I’m Doing (or, Not The Best Apple Pie Recipe!)

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I don’t really know what a blog is supposed to be about, except I did see the movie with the girl who blogged about Julia Childs, and enjoyed it. But, and I imagine I’m not alone, throughout the movie I never really “got” how the blogger chick was making the big bucks.

dragon flyingSo far for me, if my blog is making a lot of money, it’s keeping it to itself and not telling me. I’ll just keep doing what I think bloggers do! As a reader, you’re doing great!

This is NOT stream of thought. It’s painstakingly difficult to write blog stuff. Respect, man.

I bought some more apples. The others got eaten.

I was going to take a photo of the new bunch of apples (once again galas), because they’re really beautiful … but, frankly they look just like the first ones.

So much that, when I first set them into their apple bowl, Continue reading “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing (or, Not The Best Apple Pie Recipe!)”

From Invisible to OnStage (“I’m Invisible!” Music Video!)

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How do you spell … Mademoiselle?

There are lots of ways to be invisible!

My cat, Penelope (wherever she is …), is invisible whenever I can’t see her! And she’s well aware of it! I’ve learned in business you can be invisible even when you try to call attention to yourself! Being invisible sometimes has nothing at all to do with the invisible one!

This is a new song, “I’m Invisible.” It’s a fast thing, a little different Continue reading “From Invisible to OnStage (“I’m Invisible!” Music Video!)”

Sugar Sugar! This One’s For You! (Video)

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Today’s entertainment roster:
Original Song Video: “My Feet and My Mind”

Thank you for enjoying my music!

Thanks to my friends, who I don’t really know very well because I’m a little shy sometimes, with the band Sugar! This is one of the most talented groups I’ve seen, and I spent years discovering talent Continue reading “Sugar Sugar! This One’s For You! (Video)”

The Important Role of Fish In Songwriting (Fishin’ For a Kissin’)

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Fish are important. Ask any cat. Or a bear, or other fish!

For a lot of reasons. That’s why I have one on my shirt in this video. In future videos, I will try to wear a nicer shirt, but this shirt was important because the song I’m singing is about fish!

Now the important stuff is out of the way, let’s continue with our Summer Concert Series (I just made that up), with my original tune, played by me in my fish shirt, Continue reading “The Important Role of Fish In Songwriting (Fishin’ For a Kissin’)”